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Key Votes

Butch Otter's Voting Records on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Full Name: Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter
Office: Governor (ID), Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lori; 4 Children: John, Carolyn, Kimberly Dawn, Corrine
Birth Date: 05/03/1942
Birth Place: Caldwell, ID
Home City: Star, ID
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 29, 2006 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 180)
July 28, 2006 HR 4 Pension Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(279 - 131)
March 30, 2006 H Amdt 772 Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(200 - 220)
July 26, 2005 H Amdt 514 Small Employer Health Benefits Plan Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(197 - 230)
Sept. 9, 2004 HR 5006 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Bill- FY 2005 Bill Passed - House
(388 - 13)
May 12, 2004 HR 4279 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2004 Bill Passed - House
(273 - 152)
April 2, 2004 HR 3108 Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004 Conference Report Adopted - House
(336 - 69)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 25, 2004 HR 2751 GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004 Bill Passed - House
(382 - 43)
June 19, 2003 HR 660 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(262 - 162)
Jan. 8, 2003 S 23 Unemployment Benefits bill Bill Passed - House
(416 - 4)
July 19, 2001 H Amdt 200 Community Solutions Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(168 - 261)

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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